- "Sorry about all this, but I don't think my kind would do as well post-Rebellion. I have no love for the Empire and I do love you. I just love comfort more."
- ―Junn, to Leia Organa
Junn was a male human who lived as a Lord on the planet Naboo during the Galactic Civil War. He placed a great value on living comfortably, going so far as to betray his close friend, Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan, in an attempt to make a profit.
Junn was a Lord who lived on the planet Naboo during the Galactic Civil War. He knew Princess Leia Organa when she served as the Senator of Alderaan in the Imperial Senate, and also knew her adoptive father, Viceroy Bail Organa. Shortly after the Battle of Yavin, the princess undertook a mission to save all remaining Alderaanians in the galaxy, as she feared that the Galactic Empire would hunt them down in the aftermath of Alderaan's destruction at the Empire's hands. Organa sought out Melodic Order, a cloister of Alderaanian musicians on Naboo, and arrived in the planet's capital city of Theed after transmitting a signal identifying herself as an Imperial—a signal that had been planted to indicate when Organa had arrived on Naboo.
After the princess' arrival, Junn detected the signal and encountered Organa in Theed. He took the princess and her companions, Rebel pilot Evaan Verlaine and astromech droid R2-D2, to his palace. Once there, he offered to help them find Melodic Order, which he knew to be in Club Deeja in the city of Keren. Despite his love for the princess, Junn's plan was to betray Organa and hoped she would die at the club, allowing him to collect a profit from the Empire after turning over Melodic Order to Imperial forces. Junn contacted Mul Sanaka, the club's owner, to inform him of Organa's identity, and he then sent the princess and her companions to Club Deeja where they would find Melodic Order.
Sanaka and the club's guards attempted to kill the princess once she arrived, but Organa, Verlaine, and Artoo were able to fight off the guards and rescue Melodic Order. After their trouble in Keren, Organa returned to Junn's palace where he explained why he betrayed her identity. In exchange for letting him live, Junn provided Organa and Melodic Order with the Lord Junn, a starship that the musicians used to leave Naboo.
Personality and traitsEdit
Junn was a human male with black hair, blue eyes, and tan skin. He wore ornate clothing and valued living in comfort, to the point where he would betray Organa's identity and compromise her mission despite his love for her. He did not care for the Imperial regime, but he feared what would happen to his economic class if the Rebel Alliance prevailed in its war against the Empire.
Behind the scenesEdit
Junn first appeared in the comic book Princess Leia, Part II, which was released on March 18, 2015 as part of the Star Wars: Princess Leia comic series written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Terry Dodson.
- Princess Leia, Part II (First appearance)